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Rebekah Wicke

Graduate Student, Department of Communication

Rebekah Wicke

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rsw249 [at] cornell.edu

  • Ratcliff, C. L., Harvill, B., & Wicke, R. (2023). Understanding public preferences for learning about uncertain science: Measurement and individual difference correlates. Frontiers in Communication.
  • Terui, S., Goldsmith, J., Huang, J., Yang, C., Yu, X., Deng, L., & Wicke, R. (2023). Validating the Communicating Care Needs Tool-HIV (CCNT-HIV). Journal of Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2023.2271876
  • McFarlane, S., Yook, B., & Wicke, R. (2023). Knowledge gaps, cognition and media learning: Designing tailored messages to address COVID-19 communication inequalities. Journal of Health Communication.
  • Ratcliff, C. L., Fleerackers, A., Wicke, R., Harvill, B., King, A., & Jensen, J.D. (2023). Framing COVID-19 Preprint Research as Uncertain: A Mixed-Method Study of Public Reactions. Health Communication.
  • Ratcliff, C. L., Wicke, R., & Harvill, B. (2022). Communicating uncertainty to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review of the literature. Annals of the International Communication Association. doi:10.1080/23808985.2022.2085136
  • Ratcliff, C.L. & Wicke, R. (2022). How the public evaluates media representations of uncertain science: An integrated explanatory framework. Public Understanding of Science
  • Wicke, R. (2024, June). All jokes aside: The influence of humor on climate change risk perceptions and behavioral intentions. Paper to be presented at the 74th annual convention of the International Communication Association in Gold Coast, Australia. 
  • Wicke, R. (2024, June). Comparing three news formats for health information: An examination of narrative, non-narrative, and hybrid news articles. Paper to be presented at the 74th annual convention of the International Communication Association in Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Wicke, R., Ratcliff, C.L., Fleerackers, A., Wang, Y., King, A. J., & Jensen, J.D. Investigating the influence of preprints in COVID-19 news coverage on vaccine booster intentions. Presented at the Society for Risk Analysis annual conference in December 2022 in Tampa, FL.
  • Wicke, R. Examining cancer narratives in the news as a tool for reducing psychological distance to colorectal cancer in young adults: A construal level perspective. Paper to be presented at the 108th annual convention of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA.
  • Ratcliff, C. L., Wicke, R., & Harvill, B. Communicating uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review of the literature. Paper to be presented at the 108th annual convention of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA.
  • Wicke, R., Mi, R.Z., Cojulun, L., Yang, S., & Liu, J. Fight, not flight: An eye-tracking study on the effects of construal level on message reactance and avoidance of cannabis warning labels. Paper presented at the 72nd annual convention of the International Communication Association Conference in Paris, France.
  • Wicke, R., Worsdale, A., & Liu, J. Identifying young adults’ salient beliefs underlying flavored e-cigarette usage to inform campaign development: Results from an elicitation survey.  Paper presented at the 72nd annual convention of the International Communication Association Conference in Paris, France.
  • Ratcliff., C. L., Wicke, R., Fleerackers, A., Harvill, M., King, A., & Jensen, J. D. Public responses to news reporting of COVID-19 research: Examining the effects of disclosing scientific uncertainty and preprint status. Paper presented at the 72nd annual convention of the International Communication Association Conference in Paris, France.
  • Liu, J., Mi, R.Z., Jeon, M., Fabbricatore, J., Wicke, R., Cojulun, L., & Yang, S. Evaluating the persuasive effect of construal level on information processing and counterargument in cannabis warning messages: An eye-tracking experiment. Paper presented at the 72nd annual convention of the International Communication Association Conference in Paris, France.
  • McFarlane, S., Yook, B., & Wicke, R. Integrating the knowledge gap hypothesis and the cognitive mediation model to explain COVID-19 vaccination campaign inequalities. Paper presented at the 72nd annual convention of the International Communication Association Conference in Paris, France.
  • Wicke, R. Comparing the effects of narratives and non-narratives on skin cancer risk perceptions and behavioral intentions. Paper presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication in April 2022.
  • Wicke, R., Worsdale, A., & Liu, J. Factors motivating young adults' continued versus reduced use of flavored e-cigarettes. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco annual meeting in March 2022, Baltimore, MD.
  • Ratcliff., C. L. & Wicke, R. How lay audiences evaluate scientific uncertainty disclosure: The roles of source and preference for communication of uncertainty. Paper presented at the 104th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (virtual due to COVID-19). Fourth Place Top Faculty Paper, ComSHER division

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